But on this route, it's 68 NM from shore to shore, so assuming a (conservative) groundspeed of 130 knots, you're looking at maybe a half hour over open water, with over 10 minutes out of gliding range
If you have a plan, you can make the right move quickly and not waste gliding range while fret ting over what to do.
Don't forget that the wind can have a significant effect on your gliding range in certain directions.
If gliding range
, you see a magenta line that gives the route to fly to the end of a runway.
If you don't have a GPS, and haven't been tracking your position so where you know where the nearest airport might be, or if that airport is beyond your available gliding range
, you'll need to locate a field, parking lot, golf course or other open area to use as an emergency landing spot.
Learn to visualize your "glide horizon", and become familiar with gliding range
for the aircraft you fly.